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13681 Monty Python (1997 PY1)
Classification: Main-belt Asteroid          SPK-ID: 2013681
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2459396.5 (2021-Jul-01.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06309447033489492 4.0295e-08  
a 2.990438340064283 1.8191e-08 au
q 2.801758216928765 1.2894e-07 au
i 10.11457795056504 5.6789e-06 deg
node 344.6754326135781 2.0519e-05 deg
peri 284.1613254188719 5.912e-05 deg
M 287.4100793022018 5.8746e-05 deg
tp 2459777.368035818409
(2022-Jul-16.86803582)
0.00030941 TDB
period 1888.864067856545
5.17
1.7235e-05
4.719e-08
d
yr
n .1905907397606026 1.7391e-09 deg/d
Q 3.179118463199802 1.9339e-08 au
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1249  
   data-arc span      9618 days (26.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-02-07  
   last obs. used      2021-06-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4944  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 13:39:45  

Additional Information
 Earth MOID = 1.80785 au 
 Jupiter MOID = 1.96588 au 
 T_jup = 3.230 
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Orbital Elements at Epoch 2457346.5 (2015-Nov-20.0) TDB
Reference: JPL 33 (heliocentric ecliptic J2000)
 Element Value Uncertainty (1-sigma)   Units 
e .06436066391825433 4.0821e-08  
q 2.800795880092967 1.3112e-07 au
tp 2457877.928768894918
(2017-May-04.42876890)
0.00029528 TDB
node 344.7213130261867 2.0499e-05 deg
peri 282.1324671430155 5.7534e-05 deg
i 10.11878076510168 5.6787e-06 deg
  Orbit Determination Parameters
   # obs. used (total)      1249  
   data-arc span      9618 days (26.33 yr)  
   first obs. used      1995-02-07  
   last obs. used      2021-06-08  
   planetary ephem.      DE441  
   SB-pert. ephem.      SB441-N16  
   condition code      0  
   norm. resid. RMS      .4944  
   source      ORB  
   producer      Otto Matic  
   solution date      2021-Aug-25 13:39:45  

Additional Information
 Jupiter MOID = 1.96588 au 
 T_jup = 3.230 
Orbit Covariance (6×6)
  e q tp node peri i
e 1.666325195657185E-15 -5.315670165493283E-15 -4.244634521494328E-12 3.636961455025483E-15 -6.920344279445071E-13 2.788760523868536E-15
q -5.315670165493283E-15 1.719300678919891E-14 1.44290190267534E-11 -1.269675184670273E-14 2.357755320239427E-12 -8.784816765511865E-15
tp -4.244634521494328E-12 1.44290190267534E-11 8.718821996601201E-8 1.943405188673824E-11 1.587056609478914E-8 6.797702200745097E-12
node 3.636961455025483E-15 -1.269675184670273E-14 1.943405188673824E-11 4.202080396240988E-10 -4.095613808766843E-10 1.980746816456928E-11
peri -6.920344279445071E-13 2.357755320239427E-12 1.587056609478914E-8 -4.095613808766843E-10 3.310217504521266E-9 -1.808505917430566E-11
i 2.788760523868536E-15 -8.784816765511865E-15 6.797702200745097E-12 1.980746816456928E-11 -1.808505917430566E-11 3.224757844394766E-11

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Physical Parameter Table
Parameter Symbol Value Units Sigma Reference Notes
absolute magnitude H 14.30   n/a MPO636271  
diameter diameter 6.206 km 0.465 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  
rotation period rot_per 5.030 h n/a LCDB (Rev. 2020-October); Warner et al., 2009 Result based on less than full coverage, so that the period may be wrong by 30 percent or so.
Published Reference List:
[Waszczak, A.; Chang, C.-K.; Ofeck, E.O.; Laher, F.; et al. (2015) Astron. J. 150, A75.]
geometric albedo albedo 0.126   0.040 urn:nasa:pds:neowise_diameters_albedos::2.0[mainbelt] (http://adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2011ApJ...741...68M)  

13681 Monty Python           Discovered 1997 Aug. 7 by M. Tichy and Z. Moravec at Klet.
Monty Python's Flying Circus, a comedy show starring Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Eric Idle, Michael Palin and Terry Jones, aired on the BBC from 1969 Oct. 5 to 1974 Dec. 5. It also featured animations by Terry Gilliam.
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Reference: 20000726/MPCPages.arcLast Updated: 2013-03-29

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